Advanced Handling and Sorting Techniques for Ultrasmall Particles
BLOCK ENGINEERING INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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The goal of the particle handling project was to design and construct an automatic particle sorter. The instrument was to be capable of sorting out particles of interest rapidly and with low loss. The particle diameter range, over which this instrument was to be effective was 5 micrometers to 0.1 micrometer. The following techniques were investigated for use in a breadboard particle sorter plasma ashing, dielectrophoresis, and one-at-a-time sorting. In addition, particle aerosolization by plasma ashing, gas dynamic transport and positioning of particles, and particle deposition from gas flow were studied to interface the three techniques.
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